Hi friends! Today I have a wild and loose painting using Dr Ph Martins Sychromatic Radiant Watercolors (don’t worry, I’m not going to quiz you on the name LOL!)
These are a dye based watercolor as opposed to the Hydrus which are pigment based and light-fast. Dyes do tend to fade over time but they are super vibrant making them great for some projects. Also the stain-ability is great and these can be used as a fabric dye. I want to sew some pillow covers and try dying/painting the fabric with these. But I am not ready to do that just yet so I decided to play with the paints on paper!
Here is a pic of the colors I used and I love the way the bottles look all lined up! I was surprised by the strength of these colors as you will see in the video but I do share some handy dandy tips on how to tone them down. I hope you find this project inspirational and fun!
- Radiant Watercolors Art Student Set (Blitsy has some sets and individual bottles on sale)
- 140# watercolor paper
- Assorted brushes
- Stamps and ink
- Mulberry paper
- Matte medium
And feel free to try these techniques with any watercolor you have! That’s part of the fun, substituting “ingredients” to come up with your own unique style! If you want more mixed media techniques please check out my Mix it Up Mixed Media Step by Step class or any of the hundreds of other art classes on sale for 50% off at Craftsy. Don’t wait though, the sale ends tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!